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That could have been the name of the sermon Pastor Richard preached this Sunday. Whether it was or not, I have no idea. I just know it was what I needed to hear. I needed a gratitude adjustment.

This change business has been tough. Tough on my heart. Tough on my mind. Tough on my soul.

Did I mention that it’s been tough?

My new church (I recently moved to new church…more on that in coming days) is in a season of uncertainty. The building we are in may not be ours for much longer. And as of yet, no new building has been uncovered that we can move to and call home. It’s a little nerve-wracking.

Uncertainty can be unsettling and and unnerving. Kind of like change…

That’s where attitude comes in.

An attitude of gratitude is key to moving through tough seasons with grace. With confidence. With certainty.

One of things I’m learning in a fresh new way is that I have a choice about my attitude. I’ve always known that. I’m just learning it in a new way these days.

When I choose to be grateful, I’m feeding on the Lord’s faithfulness. Remembering what He’s done and what He’s doing and allowing the fact of His past action in my life to give encourage me to trust Him for the future.

Being grateful requires being thoughtful. I have to choose to think on the things the Lord has done for me. To choose to focus on the things He’s doing for me, in me and through me. Right now. Here. Today.

A life of gratitude is God’s will for my life.

Regardless of where my life is right now. Regardless of whether or not I can see where God is going. Regardless.

I need to embrace gratitude, thankfulness, as way of life.

Not easy but necessary. I don’t do this well. I need to practice this more.

This was the attitude adjustment I needed.

How about you? How’s your attitude of gratitude looking these days? Any adjustments needed? What are you thankful for right now?


Hi. How are you doing today? Glad you found me! Over the last year, the Lord has really made it clear that He’s in the transformation business. Transformation is hard stuff but so necessary. He knows that. I think that’s why He makes such a point of letting us know that He wants us to be open to His changing work. The transformation the Lord has been working in my life over the last 12 months has been characterized by a lot of things — pain, tears, fear, ugly truths, breaking down, building up, words of life, new thinking, fresh ideas, stepping up, stepping out, moving forward. It’s been quite a ride! All of it at has come at the hand of the One who loves me more than I can wrap my imagination around. It’s all possible because Jesus died so I could live. It’s the life the Lord wants to give me that makes transformation necessary, required. He can’t do what He has in mind, execute the plan He has for my life unless He changes me. Isn’t that something? I love that He loves me in a way that makes Him want and need to make me someonen who can recieve what He has for me. Trasformation is His plan for all of His children. I’m looking forward to sharing my transformation journey with you and hearing about what the Lord is doing in your life. So let’s get to know each other! What has the last year of your walk with God been like?

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I'm Aurora and I'm under transformation! Ever since Jesus Christ took hold of my heart, He's been working on changing me into His image. I'm passionate about growing in my faith and living fully in the freedom Christ paid for me to have. I love hearing about what the Lord is doing in the lives of His people and encouraging them to follow hard after Jesus.

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